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Where to eat in Ho Chi Minh City – Restaurants 2024

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By         : RJ Fisher
Last Update: February 2024


Where to eat in Ho Chi Minh City?

A question that echoes through the bustling streets of the Vietnamese metropolis. The number of eateries and restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) is through the roof. With so many food options to choose from, it can take a lot of time and effort to separate the wheat from the chaff. Fear not, as we personally did all the trial and error for you. We’ve got you covered.

Follow our recommendations from hidden gems serving local delicacies, to trendy hot-spots offering a modern twist on traditional flavors. Brace yourself for a culinary journey, leading you to the best munching spots in town. Discover our answer to that tempting question – “Where to eat in Ho Chi Minh City?”


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Bun Bo Hue food stall in Ho Chi Minh City



Ho Chi Minh City Food Scene


Is Ho Chi Minh City a foodie heaven? Heck yes! Its diverse culinary scene will satisfy every palate. To be honest, we were even a bit overwhelmed at first. Don’t forget this is a city of almost 9 million people that need their food cravings satisfied every day.

Diverse Flavors

Vietnamese from all over the country flock to Ho Chi Minh City, bringing their diverse regional flavors. Moreover, the city’s popularity with tourists and expats also guarantees a strong presence of international cuisine. And of course there’s the French culinary legacy. French-inspired pastries and baguettes add a unique twist to traditional Vietnamese fare.

Ca Phe Culture

Cafes are an integral part of the city’s social fabric. From the traditional Vietnamese “Quan Ca Phe” to trendy and artistic coffee shops serving fancy frappuccino, there’s a cafe for every taste. Not only do they serve great coffee, but they also provide a cozy space for socializing and relaxation.


Vietnamese drip coffee
Vietnamese drip coffee – Ca Phe Phin

Street Food Paradise

The city streets come alive with an abundance of street food vendors offering everything from traditional dishes like pho and banh mi to regional specialties like bun bo hue and mi quang. Both the Ho Chi Minh City streets and markets offer a wide range of flavors to explore.

Hidden Gems

Beyond the popular districts, we found some hidden gems in lesser-explored areas. Secret small eateries and restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City where local vendors serve up authentic and less-commercialized dishes.


Woman grilling meat over a barbecue
Hidden gem Ho Chi Minh City restaurants



Best Ho Chi Minh City Restaurants – District 1


We absolutely loved district 1, a dynamic mix of tradition and modernity and the beating heart of the city. Next to skyscrapers you’ll find historical buildings like the Saigon Opera House, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Post Office. Architectural landmark beauties like the Caravelle and Majestic Hotel are alternated with high-end department stores.

As night falls, district 1 transforms into a lively hub of entertainment, with rooftop bars, nightclubs and street markets adding to the electric atmosphere.


The Saigon Post Office

As part of District 1 the Pham Ngu Lao Quarter is often referred to as the backpacker hub of Ho Chi Minh City. Its strategic location makes it a convenient base for exploring the city’s attractions. Pham Ngu Lao has a distinctive charm that sets it apart, a melting pot of cultures and a haven for budget travelers. Here, you’ll find tons of budget-friendly accommodations, ranging from sloppy hostels to cozy family run guesthouses.

The streets are cramped with restaurants, bars, tour agencies, travel companies and street vendors. The main drag, Bui Vien, reminds us of Bangkok’s Khao San road in its glory days. Evenings in Bui Vien are filled with street food stalls, lively (loud) bars, and a buzzing nightlife scene. Things can get pretty rowdy and raunchy at times, but overall there’s a decent party vibe.


Pham Ngu Lao in Ho Chi Minh City
The streets of Pham Ngu Lao in Ho Chi Minh City

Food-wise, you can rest assured that you will never go hungry in Pham Ngu Lao. The small streets and alleyways are chock-a-block with restaurants, hole in the wall eateries and food stalls. As one can expect from a backpacker hub, the choice of international comfort food outlets is substantial. Hamburgers, pizza, Indian, kebab, Chinese, Japanese and whatever food, someone is selling it.

Sure, there is Vietnamese food on offer as well. One small problem though, in general the quality of food in Pham Ngu Lao is not always in line with the cost. Due to the number of foreign visitors staying in this area, prices are inflated. Fortunately, there are always exceptions if you know where to find them. Well, we did your homework and found them for you.



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Lua Dai Viet Restaurant – Pham Ngu Lao

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Imagine, it’s your first night in Vietnam. You just got of the plane, hungry and dying to try Vietnamese food. Lu Dai Viet restaurant on Bui Vien walking street at your service. Banh Mi, spring rolls, Pho, all the well known Vietnamese dishes are present. Your companions that prefer Western food can go for the burgers or burritos. Even your vegetarian friends will find something to their liking on the menu.


Ho Chi Minh City restaurant Lua Dai Viet
Lua Dai Viet restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City

Bun Cha 145 – Pham Ngu Lao

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Maybe you always wanted to try “Bun Cha” ever since you saw Barack Obama munching on a bowl together with the late Anthony Bourdain. Well, opportunity knocks at Bun Cha 145, also on Bui Vien walking street. Great taste, swift service and for VND60,000 you can’t go wrong. The small menu mentions a few other dishes as well, but you should only come here for the Bun Cha.


Ho Chi Minh City restaurant Bun Cha 145
Bun Cha 145 restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City


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Beautifully decorated and very busy Ho Chi Minh City restaurant. Well visited by foreigners and locals with a reasonable price level despite its popularity. Nha Hang Ngon offers all the usual suspect Vietnamese food dishes. We ordered the Southern style banh xeo, spring rolls of course and garlic/chili shrimps, all very good. Service is friendly, swift and accurate. Beware the 10% service charge on top of the menu price.


Nha Hang Ngon Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City
Nha Hang Ngon restaurant Ho Chi Minh City

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So happy to find that the Cuc Gach Quan old skool restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City is still cooking up a storm. With old skool we mean interior, decoration, traditional home cooked meals, friendliness, service and even the price level. The menu is so extensive we needed the staff to assist us. Although I can not reiterate the names of the dishes (except for the exceptional thit kho tau), they were all outstanding. Even the Michelin guide seems to think so.


Cuc Gach Quan restaurant  in Ho Chi Minh City
Cuc Gach Quan restaurant Ho Chi Minh City

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Hoa Tuc is not the cheapest, but definitely one of the best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City for an introduction to Vietnamese cuisine. Good clean food, well prepared and beautifully presented. We tried fresh spring rolls with prawn and squid for appetizers, yum. The Cha Ca La Vong turmeric fish was on par with the original Hanoi version. Nice atmosphere as well, very busy but not hectic. We ended up with a bill of VND1,500,000. As said, not the cheapest, but worth it.


Hoa Tuc restaurant  in Ho Chi Minh City
Hoa Tuc restaurant Ho Chi Minh City



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Seated in the courtyard terrace, you imagine yourself in Paris. Unwind with an excellent wine and a tasty cheese platter. When daylight fades, move inside the stunningly decorated brasserie for a classic French meal. Salad Nicoise, Boeuff Bourguignon and Duck Confit are just a few of the classics served by the Refinery. Prices are surprisingly affordable. Well, if you go easy on the wine that is. They even feature a VND340,000 three course set lunch.


The Refinery restaurant  in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City restaurant, The Refinery



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We all need pizza, even in Saigon food paradise. But not just any pizza! Pizza 4P’s is a Vietnamese restaurant chain with several branches in Ho Chi Minh City that takes pizza to another level. We tried many of their toppings over the years, but this time around we chose Shrimp Mayonnaise and Salmon Miso Cream. Daring, surprising and both very, very good. Italians might think it’s blasphemy, but I dare you to try it before having an opinion.


Pizza 4P's restaurant  in Ho Chi Minh City
Pizza 4P’s restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City



Bep Me In – District 1

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There are two Bep Me In restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City. Both are in district 1 and specialize in Vietnamese fusion cuisine. Yes, they target tourists, but don’t let that put you off. They serve a blend of traditional flavors with creative twists. Altogether, the cozy atmosphere, inventive menu and great food presentation guarantees a unique dining experience.


Bep Me In restaurant  in Ho Chi Minh City
Bep Me In restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City

Banh Mi Hong Hoa – District 1

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Look up “best banh mi in Saigon” online and you’ll find “Banh Mi Huynh Hoa”. I agree, their banh mi (VND65,000) is very good. However, an even better and superb banh mi can be found just a stone’s throw away around the corner at “Banh Mi Hong Hoa” (what’s in a name). Mouthwatering banh mi (VND48,000), packed with flavorful fillings and served on crispy home baked baguettes.


The perfect Banh Mi in Ho Chi Minh City
Banh Mi Hong Hoa in Ho Chi Minh City

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Slick Vietnamese restaurant with a propaganda theme…duh! Propaganda targets tourists, and since we are tourists as well, we gave it a try. We liked the interior with murals depicting vintage propaganda posters. The menu is a list with the usual suspect Vietnamese dishes, such as spring rolls, pho and banh mi. We ordered them all and truth be told, it was pretty good. As to be expected, prices are a tad higher than the usual and subject to 5% service charge and 8% VAT.




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Brightly lit river boat



Best Ho Chi Minh City Restaurants – District 3


Some parts of district 3 can also be considered as downtown. It’s right next to district 1 and shares some of the main thoroughfares. Some of the city’s major attractions are also located here, such as the War Remnants Museum and Turtle Lake.

The look and feel of district 3 is a bit more authentic and local than district 1. I guess one can say that it’s less “polished”, but only a bit. It’s less touristy, although there are definitely tourists around. More local, because of the pagodas, temples and the Tan Dinh Market. Next to some of the best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City you’ll also find traditional mom ‘n pop eateries and street food stalls.


Hum Vegetarian Restaurant – District 3

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Try to combine your visit to the War Remnants Museum with a meal at Hum, which is right next door. Their new building is kind of “crazy beautiful” inside and out. More important, this is one of the better – Vietnamese/International fusion – vegetarian restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City. Out of the box dishes with impeccable presentation and the potential to turn even hardcore carnivores. They also have a branch in District 2 – Hum Garden with the same menu.


Hum restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City
Hum vegetarian restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City

Pho Hoa Pasteur – District 3

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Busy place that has been around for more than 50 years. The Pho here is excellent! Choose which parts of beef you want in your Pho. VND90,000 for a bowl isn’t exactly the cheapest in town, but you’ll get high quality Pho in a clean environment. We ordered banh quay (fried dough sticks) to go with our Pho, so good. They have an English menu that also features spring rolls and bao.


Pho Hoa Pasteur Saigon
Pho Hoa Pasteur Saigon

Tuk Tuk Thai Bistro – District 3

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Eating Thai food in Vietnam? Well, why not, if it’s good it’s good, and Tuk Tuk Thai is more than good. I only realized how much I had missed Tom Yum after trying a hot and spicy bowl here. Also the Massaman beef curry was as good as in Thailand. The restaurant is modern and spacious, so not exactly a mom and pop place, which is reflected in the prices. Still affordable though.


Tuk tuk Thai restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City
Tuk tuk Thai restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City

Den Long Restaurant – District 3

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One of those restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City that is very accessible for tourists. On the other hand, we did see quite a few locals dining here as well. The interior is so colorful it hurt my eyes, but the food is outstanding. Whether it’s pork belly, steak, seafood or vegan dishes, there’s something for everyone. We shared a selection of Vietnamese starters and a whole lot of shrimp, fried, grilled and ceviche style. As Den Long is popular with tourists, expect tourist prices.


Ho Chi Minh Restaurant Den Long
Ho Chi Minh Restaurant Den Long



Bot Chien Dat Thanh – District 3

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Real, authentic Vietnamese food, no frills. Step out of your comfort zone and into this TL lit, canteen like, family eatery. Eat like a local and feast on Goi Du Du Bo, Banh He and the signature Bot Chien. Minimal cost, maximum taste. We sooo liked the Banh He (VND37,000), a fried taro/egg cake with lots of chives and served with green papaya on the side. Simple, fresh, tasty food and so much fun to see the aunties baking out front of the popular Vietnamese restaurant.


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Banh He, looks like nothing, tastes like a million



Chay Garden – District 3

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Another great vegetarian restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City with surprising flavors and impeccable food presentation. Talk about a “hidden gem”! Try to find Chay Garden as it’s literally hidden in a small alley. The chestnut/mushroom soup was fantastic and perfectly seasoned, although a tad expensive (VND165,000). Also, you should try the tofu with tamarind, very original. We also saw vegetarian hot-pot being served, which looked very appetizing.


Chay Garden restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City
Chay Garden restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City



Best Ho Chi Minh City Restaurants- Beyond District 1 & 3


Would you like to see “the real Saigon”? Then you’ll have to explore beyond districts 1 and 3. For example, Districts 5 and 6 are home to Chinese quarter “Cholon”. It’s also where you’ll find Binh Tay, one of the city’s largest wholesale markets and an absolute must see. Wander the narrow back alleys of Cholon to discover small temples, traditional herbal shops and eateries offering authentic Chinese food.

Districts 2 and 7 are located away from the city center. Many expats have settled here in modern housing complexes with international schools and Western supermarkets close by. In the wake of expats a slew of Western-style cafes, bars and restaurants appeared.


Cha Ca De Vuong – District 5

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This Ho Chi Minh City restaurant chain with 6 branches in town serve their interpretation of the famous “Cha Ca Le Vuong” dish. Originally a dish from Hanoi, but copied all over Vietnam. Cook your own fish at your table family style or have the staff assist you. Like the original version, add turmeric and lots of dill. Maybe not as refined as the the original, but it sure is tasty. Cha Ca De Vuong offers great deals on combos and the whole concept is just a lot of fun.


Cha Ca De Vuong in Saigon
Cha Ca De Vuong restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City



Dim Sum Ong Sui – District 5

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Small, unassuming eatery that serves original Cantonese food. We tried the Har Gow, Siu Mai and Ngau Cheung, all very good. The best dish however, was the crispy pork belly and Char Siu combo, excellent! Dim Sum Ong Sui is always very busy and it took a while before we were served. Definitely worth the wait though, we felt right back in Hong Kong. The menu is not in English, but fortunately it has images of all the dishes.


Ho Chi Minh City restaurant Dim Sum Ong Sui
Ho Chi Minh City restaurant Dim Sum Ong Sui

Pho Le – District 5

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Pho is the national dish of Vietnam and served in many places, but where to find the best? Easy, just follow the locals. Pho Le is always packed with locals and not because their Pho is the cheapest, because it’s not. Is it the best? That’s kind of subjective, but according to the locals it’s one of the best at least. After trying a hearty bowl myself, I tend to agree. A fragrant, almost sweet broth, silky smooth noodles, large chunks of beef and excellent meat balls.


Pho Le restaurant in Saigon
Pho Le restaurant is always packed with locals



The Deck Saigon – District 2

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We are always on a budget, but sometimes you have to indulge. So, off to the Deck restaurant we went. The setting right on the riverfront is gorgeous, as are the interior’s aesthetics. The whole has a relaxing and loungy feel to it. Also, food-wise they are doing everything right. Predominantly Western and a few Asian fusion dishes that are executed to perfection. We spent a pleasant and delicious evening here despite the large bite from our wallet.


The Deck restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City
The Deck restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City



Soul Burger – District 2

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There’s always room for a good ole burger. And what a burger they serve at Soul Burger. District 2 is expat territory, so the customers here know their beef patties. Fortunately Soul Burger doesn’t disappoint. This might very well be the best hamburger joint in Saigon, maybe even the whole of Vietnam. I tried the Atomic Smash Triple Burger with Carolina reaper sauce…hot! The side of fries with melted cheddar has since become my all-time favorite.


Soul Burger Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City restaurant Soul Burger



Com Tam Ba Hai – District 7

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Com Tam is Vietnam’s favorite breakfast dish and we completely understand why. Broken rice topped with caramelized pork chop, fried egg, spicy garlic fish sauce, pickles and shredded pork skin. Nobody does it better than Com Tam Ba Hai in district 7. Enjoy an authentic and cheap breakfast shoulder to shoulder with locals in the no frills dining room. Don’t leave Vietnam without having tried a proper Com Tam.


Com Tom Ba Hai restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City
Com Tom Ba Hai restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City

Boomerang Bistro Saigon – District 7

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Such a nice location near the water in one of the newer developed parts of Saigon. Boomerang offers Western cuisine with an Asian twist. Tuna and beef tataki, steaks, hamburgers, pasta and pizza. Not the cheapest, but fitting right in with all the other slighty upscale restaurants that dominate the promenade. We shared a barbecued meat platter, which was really good. Only point of criticism would be the underwhelming desserts.


Boomerang restaurant in Saigon
Waterfront at Boomerang restaurant in Saigon



Best Ho Chi Minh City Cafes


Like many other Southeast Asian cities, Ho Chi Minh City has a rich cafe culture. Not surprising as Vietnam is one of the world’s largest producers of robusta coffee beans. Also, the consumption of coffee is deeply rooted in Vietnamese daily life and “Quan Ca Phe” (coffee shops) are literally found on every street corner.


man preparing Vietnamese drip coffee
Making traditional Vietnamese drip coffee

But there’s more to it than just drinking coffee. Quan Ca Phe are an integral part of Saigonese society and people come here to socialize. This is where Uncle enjoys his traditional drip coffee and reads the news from paper. In between chess games he’s loudly commenting on global events.

Auntie prefers to drink tea with a sweet pastry on the side and shares the latest gossip. Schoolchildren do their homework and teenagers gather to play with their mobile phones while zipping on iced lattes with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Take a peek into Saigon every day life and visit a Quan Ca Phe.



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This is actually a vintage apartment building dedicated to coffee shops. A collective space that houses multiple cafes with diverse themes, making it a unique coffee destination. 9 stories of hip and happening places to hang out with friends or maybe do some work. Check out all the floors and cafes to pick one you like, whether it’s a jazz theme, vegan, hi-tech or English tea room. It’s unique and fun, with a large bookstore on ground level. Look it up, google it.


The Cafe Apartments in Ho Chi Minh City
The Cafe Apartments in Ho Chi Minh City



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A specialty coffee shop focusing on high-quality beans and brewing methods. The result is excellent coffee in a peaceful environment and we finally got some work done. This part of the Binh Thanh district is bustling with an incredible amount of food options, especially Japanese? However, Bel Coffee Wine is located in a small quiet alley. A tranquil haven where you can enjoy a relaxed quality brew. Espresso VND55,000. Latte VND75,000.




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Another great Quan Ca Phe in Binh Thanh district. Song Ca Phe is lively, but the first floor is equipped with workstations and quiet. Moreover, they open 24hours, so you can work the night away. The building has a lot of glass so it’s light and airy with a good atmosphere. As for the coffee, it’s nothing special, but certainly ok. We even tried a cold brew, but not a fan. Some of the pastries however, in particular the fruit croffles were very satisfying. Espresso VND50,000, Latte VND59,000.


Workstations at Song Ca Phe in Saigon
Workstations at Song Ca Phe



The Melbourne Cafe – District 3

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This was our go to place for brekkie, because OMG those pancakes, so fluffy and tasty. If you’re not into pancakes, there’s bound to be something else on the menu for you. How about a sourdough sandwich, or the perfect eggs Benedict? The coffee at the Melbourne Cafe is Aussie inspired, so flat white, long black, etc. Espresso VND45,000, Latte VND70,000. We did see people with their laptops, but the place is always very lively. Might be difficult to actually get some work done.


The Melbourne Cafe, Saigon
OMG those pancakes!



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Love this coffee shop/bistro/boutique store. Everything is aesthetically beautiful here. Beautiful building, beautiful interior, beautiful food and gorgeous coffee. The menu is a mix of Western and Eastern style comfort food, but all prepared extremely well. Think club sandwich, sliders, pho and chicken rice. Also, salads, spaghetti and a top of the bill all day breakfast. Espresso VND65,000, cappuccino VND85,000. They have more branches in Saigon, but we visited the one at Le Thanh Ton in district 1.


l'Usine at Le Thanh Ton in Saigon
l’Usine Bistro at Le Thanh Ton in Saigon



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A popular chain with branches all over the city. It’s Vietnam’s answer to Starbucks, but with better coffee. Each branch looks a little different, but has the same nostalgic setting. Apparently the design was inspired by the founder’s childhood memories. The coffee at Cong Ca Phe is Vietnamese style, so “phin drip” coffees all around. You should also try their signature coconut coffee VND55,000, thank me later. Black coffee VND29,000, latte VND45,000.


Cong Ca Phe Saigon
Nostalgic interior at Cong Ca Phe



Best Ho Chi Minh Street Food Venues


With so many eateries and restaurants you will have a hard time deciding where to eat in Ho Chi Minh City. To add to choice stress the streets are also an excellent option to have a good meal. The city boasts hundreds of street food stalls ready to serve you a quick, delicious and affordable munching.


Woman preparing street food in Ho Chi Minh City
Street food in Ho Chi Minh City

Of course, food hygiene can be a point of concern, but one good thing about street food stalls is that they are very transparent. You can observe every step of the food handling. Is the raw food kept separate from the prepared food, does the vendor keep his/her hands clean or use gloves, etc. Keep your wits about, your eyes open and you’ll be okay.




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These next few street food venues offer an authentic taste of Vietnam, allowing you to savor the rich flavors and culinary diversity of Ho Chi Minh City. Happy munching!

Ben Thanh Market – District 1

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Markets and their surroundings are always a good place to find street food in Ho Chi Minh City. More than 13,000m2 and situated in a 100 year old building of French architecture. Plenty of food vendors near the Northern entrance. After 6pm when the regular market closes, the surrounding streets are completely taken over by street food stalls and the food fest continues.

Ben Thanh street food
Just order by pointing at a photo

Co Giang Street – District 1

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Just a stone’s throw from the Western restaurants, bars and food craze of Pham Ngu Lao, Co Giang is a genuine Vietnamese street food experience. In the midst of hot wok steam and barbecue smoke there’s a plethora of food that you’ve never tried before. Feast on Bo La Lot, grilled beef in betel leaf at the Hoang Yen eatery, or Banh Tranh Nuong, Vietnamese Pizza.

You’ll have to cue for the better street vendors

Vinh Khanh Street – District 4

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Also dubbed “Seafood Street”, because its famed for its seafood stalls. This is where young Saigonese hipsters hang out for street party and food fest. It’s definitely a lively street where fire eaters, street dancers and singers add to the vibrant atmosphere. Grill your own octopus, snails or any seafood on a coal stove at your table.

Vinh Kanh street in Saigon
Friendly chaos at Vinh Kanh street @Vinpearl

Nguyen Thuong Hien Street – District 3

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You’ll have to wait until the sun sets for Nguyen Thuong Hien Street to come alive with multiple street food vendors. Every night from 7pm to 11pm all the well known Vietnamese delicacies, including Banh Mi, Pho, spring rolls and everything grilled on a stick are presented. Vendors put out makeshift sidewalk seating areas, so grab a steaming bowl of Sup Cua – Crab soup and enjoy.

Nguyen Thuong Hien Street food paradise

Cho Lon Chinatown – District 5

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Street food is everywhere in Cho Lon and the small alleys give it that kind of neighborhood feel. Young and old, families and groups of friends all come together to bond while eating. Food stalls, bars and small restaurants cramp the narrow alleyways where hungry locals make their way to their favorite bao bun stand. We tried a Chinese curry and a spicy bun bo hue at the Phung Hung market, both delicious. Also, some of best “che desserts” can be found here.


Man and woman preparing street food in Vietnam
Street Food is fun!



Are there any Ho Chi Minh City restaurants in the above list that you want to give a try? Or maybe you have more tips on where to eat in Ho Chi Minh City? Let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear from you.

Safe Travels!

RJ


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FAQ


What food is Ho Chi Minh City famous for?

1. Banh Mi
2. Pho
3. Bun Bo Hue
4. Com Tam
5. Banh Xeo



Where can I dine in Ho Chi Minh City?

District 1 has the most restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City for dining.
1. “The Refinery French Bistro” for French cuisine
2. “Cuc Gach Quan Restaurant” for traditional home cooked Vietnamese food
3. “Pizza 4P’s” for excellent pizza
4. “Nha Hang Ngon Restaurant” is popular with tourists and locals alike
5. “Hoa Tuc Saigon Restaurant” for the best introduction to Vietnamese cuisine


How much is a meal in Vietnam?

You can buy a meal in a Ho Chi Minh City restaurant for as low as $2 or even less at a street food stall. A meal at a mid range restaurants might cost around $8 to $20.



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